“I See! I See” Exhibit
The camera connects me to the facts of the world; otherwise, I am all in my head, dwelling on dreamy possibilities, blind to many, many things. Camera in hand, I leave the abstract and find detail. Camera in hand, I become inquisitive and optimistic, eager to see the world and, having photographed it, show what I have seen.
A Flattering Quote
“Danny Schweers continues to mix wonderment with insight, and grace with humor, in a way that very few excellent photographers are consistently capable of doing (George Krause and Lee Friedlander and Elliott Erwitt come to mind). His is a world of keen observation, steeped in an awe of the everyday and an enjoyment of the daily challenge that breathing out and in brings to every creature on this planet. His art is certainly magical and musical, but, above all, it remains overwhelmingly brave — because he agrees to live for every moment and to share that commitment with us all. His photographs challenge us to never cease in that affirmation to life.”
—Roy Flukinger, Senior Curator of Photography & Film, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Danny N. Schweers has taught photography at the Delaware Art Museum since 2010. He has exhibited his printed photos since 1972, some of which are now in public collections in Texas, Delaware, and Germany. For 13 years he published the Book of Days photographic desk calendar. Danny is a past president of the Texas Photographic Society, past managing editor of Image: A Journal of Art & Religion, and is currently president of the Brandywine Photo Collective.
Recently Danny served as Chair of the Town Assembly for the Village of Arden, Delaware (their equivalent to mayor) 2012–2015; was on the school board of Reach Academy for Girls in New Castle, Delaware 2011–2015; and is still adjunct staff to the Episcopal Bishop of Delaware.
His formal education is in physics and philosophy. He did research work at the Navy Electronics Laboratory, Stanford University, M.I.T., and U.T. Austin before joining the Austin Sun in 1975 as a writer and photographer for $75/week less expenses, that after volunteering for many years on The Rag, an underground newspaper.
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